30.01.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Modest Mouse “Coyotes”

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Modest Mouse are set to release their first new album since 2007, Strangers to Ourselves. They’ve just released a video for the song “Coyotes” and it’s based on the true story of coyote that rode the Portland light rail train in 2002. If anyone knows who directed this let me know and I’ll add the credit to the post (I wasn’t able to find any info).

*EDIT – This video was directed by Matt Clark who is art directing and designing Modest Mouse’s new album and singles, as he did for Good News For People Who Love Bad News in 2009. I posted about Matt’s work under the name Houston in 2011. “Coyotes” originally started as a short film called Passenger.

Watch the video below.

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30.01.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Chevron “Shimoda”

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Enjoyed this trippy little animation by Shiga, Japan-based artist Aujik, for British breakcore artist Chevron. Watch the video below.

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29.01.15 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Taiwan Re-Cap Video

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Next week I’m flying out to Honolulu for the giant arts festival known as Pow! Wow! Hawaii. Booooooom is gonna be a media sponsor again, and actually we’re teaming up with WeTransfer to produce an official video for this year’s festival! So keep your eyes peeled for that.

In the lead up to the event the team has just released a video re-cap of Pow! Wow! Taiwan, the most recent festival, which took place in Taipei.

Vincent Ricafort did a great job capturing the fun vibe of the event. You may recognize a lot of artists I’ve featured on Booooooom (I’m in there a bit too), and if you’re wondering who the dancing people are they’re the organizers and volunteers who worked tirelessly to put on an amazing event. Thank you to everyone involved, I had the best time!

Watch the video below!

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29.01.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: A Powerful Montage of All The Different Breaths We Take in Life

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One of my favourite directors, Daniel Mercadante, returns with a powerful short film called “Breath”. He spent more than a year assembling this poetic montage of all the different kinds of breaths we take during life. I have been a fan of Daniel for years now, and he just might be the person whose work I’ve featured the most since I started Booooooom (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here).

Watch “Breath” below and you’ll understand why I’ve posted his work so much.

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29.01.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Onoe Caponoe “Disappearing Jakob”

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Another lo-fi hand drawn animated music video by El Tacodor, this time for Onoe Caponoe. Watch “Disappearing Jakob” below.

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28.01.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: “Road Sage” Wild First-Person POV of Bicycle Messengers

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This footage by Lucas Brunelle is intense. I love riding my bike but underground bike messenger race culture is as reckless as it gets. People will undoubtedly be excited by this and others are going to be completely infuriated by it. I’m not sharing the video below in support of this (I actually find people like this incredibly annoying when I am driving downtown in a car), I just think it’s a compelling portrait of a culture I don’t really understand.

Watch, if you dare, “Road Sage” by Benny Zenga, below.

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28.01.15 by Jeff

Music Video: The Staves “Black & White”

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A news anchor finds out her husband, and co-anchor, is cheating on her in this brilliantly edited music video for The Staves. Watch “Black & White” directed by Jack Whiteley, below.

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27.01.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Cookies Dance Team Incredible Winning Performance

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This performance by San Diego-based dance team, Cookies, is aaaaaamazing. It landed them first place at VIBE XX 2015, and has to be one of the most powerful dances I’ve ever seen. I agree with the Youtube commenter that called these performers ‘visionary artists'; the choreographers really went beyond beyond (that’s not a typo). I think it’s rare to see artists in full command of their craft like this, where every little expression is so perfectly described. I got a little teary by the end of it. This is the best kind of art.

*I just watched it again and I fully cried watching it, it’s so beautiful.

Watch the Cookies first-place performance below.

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